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Andy Furlong

Less talk, more action

Added: 29 Jul 2015

The UK’s top professional and academic bodies squared up to the government on climate policy last w…

Forty-nine per cent of industry representatives claim skills shortages are their main barrier to gro

Look forward

Added: 8 Jul 2015

Engineers must be forward-looking to attract the young people their profession and this country so …

Gas detection

Have a safe summer

Added: 3 Jun 2015

So summer is here, and there’s more than whiff of safety issues in the air.

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Continuity Britain?

Added: 13 May 2015

British industry may be relieved that the electorate voted for stability last week, but already the…

Nuclear engineers

Engineering’s election

Added: 29 Apr 2015

Engineering has come into the spotlight like never before during this general election campaign.

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Faltering fightback

Added: 25 Mar 2015

Much was made by George Osborne in last week’s budget about an apparent renaissance in UK manufactu…

Buncefield fire

Safety: a ticking timebomb

Added: 11 Mar 2015

Later this year the process industry will mark an anniversary it would prefer to forget: 10 years s…

David Cameron IGas shale gas site visit

Shale ambiguity helps nobody

Added: 16 Feb 2015

Delaying vital decisions on shale gas development until after the general election doesn’t help sup…

Sellafield nuclear facility

Sellafield: too big to be private

Added: 14 Jan 2015

Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey made a startling admission yesterday as he informed pa…

Murphy Oil Milford Haven refinery

The next Milford Haven?

Added: 17 Dec 2014

Oil prices may be tumbling, Russia may be brought to its knees, but for Europe’s refineries little …

Lichterfelde cogeneration power plant in Germany.

Northern hope

Added: 19 Nov 2014

Over the past few months there has been positive growth in the UK economy, but future prospects are…

Cuadrilla site

It’s the economics, stupid

Added: 5 Nov 2014

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on fracking. But what exactly are those opinions based on?

National Grid

The big turnoff

Added: 22 Oct 2014

Energy management has officially come of age.

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Food glorious food

Added: 7 Oct 2014

At my daughter’s birthday party recently I found myself in conversation with a number of her friend…

Ineos Jim Ratcliffe

Lost in translation

Added: 1 Oct 2014

The UK and US are two nations divided by the same language…even when it comes to money.

Saltire Union Jack Scottish independence

For oil’s sake?

Added: 16 Sep 2014

If Scottish independence is about oil, then the truth is that Scotland has missed the boat. Thursda…

Drax biomass conversion

The death of biomass conversions

Added: 27 Aug 2014

The government’s legal victory over Drax has rendered future conversions of coal plants to biomass …

Forty-nine per cent of industry representatives claim skills shortages are their main barrier to gro

Does gender matter?

Added: 1 Aug 2014

Does it really matter what proportion of the engineering profession is male and what proportion is …

Cuadrilla shale site

Reshuffle: What now for shale?

Added: 16 Jul 2014

Yesterday the shale oil & gas industry lost one of its most effective political champions to the Mi…

Skills kids2

Engineering, Engineering, Engineering

Added: 11 Jun 2014

Education, Education, Education. Tony Blair’s famous 1997 speech on the importance of education cou…